August 25th, 2020 – 6:00pm to August 26th, 2020 – 10:00pm
Centre for Peace and Justice of Brac University in partnership with the Centre for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka, and ActionAid are organising the International e-Conference on Connecting the Rohingya Diaspora: Highlighting the Global Displacement to be held on 25-26 August 2020.
The e-Conference aims to bring together experts, scholars, researchers and human rights activists working on the Rohingya Diaspora from around the world, including Bangladesh. The e-Conference will highlight the widespread human rights violation, systemic persecution and possible genocide faced by the Rohingyas in Myanmar. The e-Conference will also share the experience of the Rohingya Diaspora spread around the world, and connect the Rohingyas both inside and outside Myanmar so that they can devise policies to put pressure on Myanmar. The ultimate objective is to enable the Rohingyas to return to their homeland in Myanmar with dignity and right to citizenship.
The e-Conference will feature speakers and discussants from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, India, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, The Netherlands, UK and USA, and will include participants from all around the world via Zoom and Facebook live streaming.
H.E. Mr. Masud Bin Momen, the Foreign Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh and H.E. Mr. Cherno Marenah, The Solicitor General & Legal Secretary, The Ministry of Justice, Government of the Republic of the Gambia have given consent to inaugurate the conference as chief guest and the guest of honor, respectively, on 25th August 2020 at 6:00 pm.
Key speakers and discussant of the conference in various panels are Tun Khin, Rohingya Leader & President. Burmese Rohingya Organization, UK; Yasmin Ullah, President, Rohingya Human Rights Network, Canada; Hla Myint, President, Rohingya Intellectual Community Association of Australia; Michimi Muranushi, Professor, Department of Law, Gakushuin University, Japan; Azeem Ibrahim, Director, Center for Global Policy in Washington DC, USA; Wakar Uddin, Director-General, Arakan Rohingya Union; Chairman & Founder, Burmese Rohingya Assoc. North America; Kawser Ahmed, Professor of Political Science University of Winnipeg, Canada; Miwako Hosoda, Professor & Vice President, Seisa University, Japan, Morad Alsahafi, Assistant Professor of Modern, Languages and Literature, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia; and Nickey Diamond, Myanmar Human Rights, Specialist at Fortify Rights among others
The 2-day conference will be moderated by Manzoor Hasan OBE, Executive Director of the Centre for Peace and Justice, and Chairperson of ActionAid International Bangladesh; Imtiaz Ahmed, Professor of International Relations, and Director of the Centre for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka; and Farah Kabir, Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh.
In the closing ceremony, Laetitia van den Assum, Former Dutch Ambassador & Independent Diplomatic Expert, The Netherlands; Lilianne Fan, Chair, Rohingya Working Group, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network, Malaysia; and Shahidul Haque, Senior Fellow, North South University, Former Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh will share their insight to take forward the advocacy agenda of the conference.
The organizers intend to publish an edited volume on The Rohingya Diaspora: A socio-demographic profile with selected paper to be presented at the conference.
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For more details about Conference please visit https://actionaidbd.org/rohingya-conference